Vladimir Nabokov plädiert für Emoticons – 1969

New York Times

New York Times How do you rank yourself among writers (living) and of the immediate past?

Vladimir Nabokov

Vladimir Nabokov I often think there should exist a special typographical sign for a smile– some sort of concave mark, a supine round bracket, which I would now like to trace in reply to your question.

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